Posted on: September 21, 2011
In a news release Tuesday, American Woodcrafters, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall of twin-sized bunk and loft beds due to a safety issue with the upper bunk guardrails.
Subject to recall are approximately 180 wooden twin bunk and loft bunk beds. The guardrails on upper bunks of the recalled beds can crack, causing the mattress and its support rails to collapse and posing a fall hazard. American Woodcrafters has received two reports regarding the issue, but no injuries have been reported.
The bed designs affected by the recall are twin-over-twin bunk beds and twin-over-double loft beds. The SKU numbers of the recalled beds are 1800-977 or 1800-969. The PO Numbers are 103276, 103432, or 300038. The beds were sold for between $600 and $1,000 at furniture dealers nationwide from October 2010 to June 2011.
Consumers are advised to stop using the upper beds immediately and to contact American Woodcrafters or their furniture dealer to arrange for replacement of the upper bunk guardrails free of charge.
As a Florence personal injury lawyer , consumer safety is something that I am very aware of; I hope that no one was harmed because of the faulty guardrails. Because of my experience as a Florence personal injury attorney , I know that the effects of a faulty product can range from inconvenience and frustration to injury and sometimes death. I encourage anyone who has purchased the recalled beds to arrange to have the guardrails replaced as soon as possible.